Blue White Swap Blocks

Friday, August 12, 2011
I sometimes participate in block swaps.  I needed to finish a set while Henrietta was here.  They were to be blue/white and a "star".  Remember I said I was tired and making many mistakes?   First I tried a sample block.  

Next--I tried to repeat it----

Okay--try it with different fabrics.  Hmmmmm---

This effort definitely had problems!!!

Okay--thery were all supposed to look like this----

They're not hard to make--but you do have to follow directions exactly.   They are from a Book called "Stars by Magic".   No set-in seams, and all the blocks come in multiple sizes.   I'm planning to use the same book for the next round but different fabrics/different star.  Wish me luck!!


Nancy said...

Star blocks are always attractive in a quilt. I'll have to check out the book.

Brenda said...

So, what you are saying is, instead of working on the blocks you've been playing!!?? ;-)

I like that first block - and you have done a great job on them all!!!

I love star blocks..... uh oh!!!

QuiltinLibraryLady said...

Whether it's done right or not, I like that second one.

Katie Z. said...

The variations all look beautiful

Elaine Adair said...

You may have been tired, and not making them according to 'the rules' but that first and fourth, are especially GREAT designs!

Henrietta said...

I like number 4 Moroccan Tile

SpinningStar said...

they are all neat blocks. It took a minute to figure out how to sew them, it does seem to be pretty easy and no complex seams to figure out.

Susan said...

Weren't you experimenting with that block a while back? Someone was, and remarked about following directions. I thought it was you. Anyway, I like all the blocks, one kind of looks like a great flower block to me. But I can see it would be frustrating if you wanted blocks that are the same. I do like the fabrics in the first sample . . . a lot.